The leaves are a bit prickly but also pliable so they only look dangerous.
I knew something was up when this year when two or three stems started growing like mad in September. They are now four feet tall. What could it be? Well, it decided to bloom for the first time! Very exciting to see the buds and now...
Bright orange/red blooms!
Plant Lust lists this as a semi-everegreen shrub hardy in zones 8a to 10b with a height of 3'-5'.
Here's some more information stolen from Plant Lust:
Soil: Well-Drained, Rich
Water: Even Moisture, Occasional, Drought Tolerant
Sun: Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
To see more pictures, entertaining descriptions, and nurseries that carry this Ethiopian native, click on over to Plant Lust. To see more plant favorites this week visit Danger Garden. Happy weekend all!